In a bid to ensure safe travel, Cebu Pacific (CEB) is traducing its Test Before Boarding (TBB) program in cooperation with the local government of General Santos City and the Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADL).
Under the program, passengers bound for General Santos City will under antigen testing at the airport, free of charge, just before their flight. This reduces the risk of infection between testing and boarding, and also detects infected passengers in a more timely manner. Only passengers with negative antigen test results will be allowed to board the CEB aircraft.
CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience Candice Iyog said CEB is set to begin the two-week trial for TBB on December 3, 2020.
Under the program, all CEB passengers flying from Manila to General Santos beginning December 3 until December 14, 2020 will be required to undergo TBB, free-of-charge during the pilot run. The antigen test in in compliance with the executive order of General Santos.
Iyog said safety has always been CEB’s topmost priority and in this current environment, health is part of safety.
“We welcome this development through Cebu Pacific, because it opens up more people to the idea of traveling again. We believe this will be a breakthrough initiative, as it will allow our residents to feel more secure and not be wary of arriving passengers from Manila,” said General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera.